Will CommonLook Office GlobalAccess change my DOC/DOCX or PPT/PPTX files in any way? Do I need to make a backup before using CommonLook Office GA?


CommonLook Office GlobalAccess modifies the document under the following circumstances in order to achieve more accessible Word and PowerPoint files:

  • Any Alternative text added to images is set to the corresponding Word or PowerPoint object.
  • The grouping (or ungrouping) of objects in CommonLook Office GA is committed to the Word or PowerPoint file.

NOTE: CommonLook Office GlobalAccess does NOT automatically save the document to disk but performs the above modifications in memory. When the document is closed, Word or PowerPoint offers to save the document.